Alzheimer’s Home Finds Design and Durability

Project Overview

The Forth Worth, Texas facility was quick to reject anything that looked institutional in favor of creating a high-end, homelike setting. However, wheelchairs, walkers and pushcarts continually damaged walls in tight spaces such as bathrooms. Designer Stacey Brimmer of Schwarz-Hanson Architects, Forth Worth, was concerned that standard wallcoverings would be marred or punctured, but found that rigid wall panels were too expensive for a 60-bathroom project and too utilitarian for the freshly renovated, well-appointed interiors.